GENEVA / WMO CLIMATE REPORT

24-Mar-2014 00:02:45
The World Meteorological Organizaton (WMO), says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century. CH UNTV
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: GENEVA / WMO CLIMATE REPORT
TRT:2:45
SOURCE: CH UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 MARCH 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Jarraud, Secretary General World Meteorological Organization:
“Every decade has been warmer than the preceding one over the last 40 years. In other words the decade 2001 - 2010 was warmer than the nineties, which were in turn warmer than the eighties which were warmer than the seventies.”
4. Close up, name plate
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Jarraud, Secretary General World Meteorological Organization:
“Many temperature records were broken in Australia. It was the warmest year on record in Australia. Actually by far. It was the temperature of 2012 - all year was the record. You had some months where the average temperature exceeded 40 degrees centigrade.”
6. Cutaway, WMO report
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Jarraud, Secretary General World Meteorological Organization:
“The conclusion is that this heat wave, it is not possible to reproduce this heat wave in the models if you don't take into account human influence. In other words there is a strong probability that this is due to this is attributable to climate change of anthropogenic origin.”
8. Wide shot,press room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Jarraud, Secretary General World Meteorological Organization:
“This winter, meaning December 2013 to February 2014 was the wettest winter ever recorded in more than a quarter of a millennium, in more than 250 years over UK.”
10. Close up, Michel Jarraud
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Jarraud, Secretary General World Meteorological Organization:
“The impact of Typhoon Haiyan has been much bigger than it would have been 50 years ago or 60 years ago because in the place where the storm surge happened the sea level have been rising over the last 60 years by more than 35 centimetres this is very significant and as a result the impact of the typhoon was much more than it would have been 50 years ago.”
12. Close up, Michel Jarraud
13. Close up, Michel Jarraud looking at computer screen
14. Pan along journalists, press room
15. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
The World Meteorological Organizaton (WMO), says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century.

The latest annual statement by the WMO confirms the "long-term global warming trend", with average temperatures over 2013 tying 2007 as the sixth warmest year ever recorded.

Michel Jarraud, WMO secretary-general, said many of the extreme events were "consistent" with what the world could expect as a result of human-induced climate change. “Every decade has been warmer than the preceding one over the last 40 years. In other words the decade 2001 - 2010 was warmer than the nineties, which were in turn warmer than the eighties which were warmer than the seventies.”

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Jarraud said the UK had experienced its wettest winter in 250 years. The WMO Secretary-General also pointed to data from Australia showing that the country's record heat last year would have been 'virtually impossible' without human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
Category
Topical Subjects